Celebrate Valentine's Day with great books that explore love, friendships, and family.
Below we have listed some of our favorite must-read books for this theme.
To round out your lessons, be sure to check out our Preschool Valentine's Day Activities and our Valentine's and Hearts Theme Planning Page for a variety of ideas for completing your lesson plan.
If You'll Be My Valentine
If You'll Be My Valentine is a great book for introducing the concept of valentines to young children. The fun rhymes are sure to keep children engaged and inspire them to create their own valentines.
What happens when you sleep through your favorite holiday? That's exactly what happened to Ruby on Valentine's Day! Find out what happens in this warm story.
If you've never read a Splat the Cat book you're in for a treat this Valentine's Day.
Splat the Cat wants to show Kitten how much he likes her so he creates a special valentine to give her.
Here is another book from a fun series. The Click, Clack, Moo series is full of fun books featuring clever farm animals.
Any fan of this series knows how much the animals like their parties. Duck is planning a party to celebrate Valentine's Day. At a party on the farm you'll find all kinds of animals, except one....read to find out what happens when an unwelcome character tries to join in on the fun.
Loving sometimes means learning to let go.
In this rhyming book a young girl finds a duckling that wandered from the pond.
Learn a bit about responsibility and love while reading about what happens when the realities of trying to care for a wild animal at home set it.
This is a wonderful book for supporting children in learning that even the smallest act of kindness can have a ripple effect.
After reading this book with your preschooler challenge them to find a small act of kindness you can do together. Perhaps create a list of acts of kindness that can be done through the year.
Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope you found some new books all about love, family, and friendships to share with your preschoolers this year! If you're still looking for more be sure to visit my book shop for all my picks for this theme and more.
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